Apparently, during the CrossFit regionals in the past couple of weeks, somewhere on the order of 25 men, including some elite athletes, either partially or completely tore their pectoralis major tendons. For essentially all of these athletes, that means the end of regional competition, possibly the end of the road to the 2017 CrossFit games, and in the worst cases, surgical repair and months of rehabilitation.
When patients are recovering from joint and tissue inflammation due to injury or subsequent surgery, ice therapy is often recommended. It can be very helpful. However extreme cold cryotherapy, though increasingly popular among celebrities and elite athletes, is not necessarily the answer.
Hospital operating rooms are very busy places. Data gathered from nationwide research indicate that 29% of hospital use is for OR procedures. A broad menu of surgeries, including , but not limited to, ophthalmic, genitourinary, cardiac, and gynecological occur there.